Session 167 | Geneva | 10-13 Nov 2015
3.5.1. Working Party on Noise (GRB) (Sixty-second session, 1-3 September 2015)
GRB/60 | Report of the GRB on its 62nd session
8.6. Draft UN Regulation on Quiet Road Transport Vehicles
WP.29-167-28 | Concerns on AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) requirements World Blind Union comments opposing the current provisions of the draft UN Regulation on quiet vehicle minimum sound levels, especially with regard to the effectiveness of the AVAS parameters, inclusion of "pause button", and absence of stationary ("idling") vehicle sound requirement.
WP.29-167-23 | Quiet car research Presentation of research conducted by the World Blind Union and National Federation of the Blind in the United States to validate the effectiveness of the proposed minimum sound levels for quiet vehicles at 10 and 20 km/h. The researchers concluded that the proposed sounds levels do not add significantly to the detectability of an approaching vehicle by a blind pedestrian and that internal combustion engine vehicles were detected substantially sooner than quiet vehicles equipped with the proposed acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS).
WP.29-167-23
Quiet car research (WBU)
09 Nov 2015 World Forum Informal Documents Quiet Road Transport Vehicles QRTV-GTR Formal title to be determined. Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Quiet Road Transport Vehicles with regard to their reduced audibility (QRTV) Presentation of research conducted by the World Blind Union and National Federation of the Blind in the United States to validate the effectiveness of the proposed minimum sound levels for quiet vehicles at 10 and 20 km/h. The researchers concluded that the proposed sounds levels do not add significantly to the detectability of an approaching vehicle by a blind pedestrian and that internal combustion engine vehicles were detected substantially sooner than quiet vehicles equipped with the proposed acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS). WP.29-167-0023
WP.29-167-28
Concerns on AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System) requirements (WBU)
12 Nov 2015 World Forum Informal Documents Quiet Road Transport Vehicles QRTV-GTR Formal title to be determined. Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Quiet Road Transport Vehicles Uniform provisions concerning the approval of Quiet Road Transport Vehicles with regard to their reduced audibility (QRTV) World Blind Union comments opposing the current provisions of the draft UN Regulation on quiet vehicle minimum sound levels, especially with regard to the effectiveness of the AVAS parameters, inclusion of "pause button", and absence of stationary ("idling") vehicle sound requirement. WP.29-167-0028